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Beth Dickey
Headquarters, Washington

March 11, 2008
RELEASE : 08-080
NASA Announces Aeronautics Research Opportunities
WASHINGTON - NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has released its "Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 2008" announcement. The initial version of this announcement solicits research in support of the Supersonics Project.

The goals of the Supersonics Project are to address technical challenges associated with supersonic flight over land and to develop technologies required to build future high mass Mars entry systems that will enable large missions for the exploration of Mars and other planets.

NASA anticipates that educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and industry engaged in fundamental research will be the primary award recipients for this announcement. Specific evaluation criteria, deadlines and points of contact for this research topic and other project areas are available in the announcement at:

NASA anticipates that it will amend this research announcement in the future to add additional research topics in other project areas.

For more information about NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, visit:

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